Mark's log of a year in Australia - and its continuing repercussions
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Here's how to make an easy recipe - lasagne - stupidly difficult. Plan two, each with an entirely different set of ingredients, each of which for its part has to be individually prepared! Add up enough simple recipes (roasted squash, eggplant, sweated mushrooms, sautéd yellow peppers with red onions, ricotta with caramelized onions and blanched kale - actually three easy recipes rolled into one! - and another ricotta with garlic, pecorino and cayenne, not to mention the tomato sauce) and it comes to really rather a lot. No time even for a casual snap, besides this Gran Padano that impersonated an African thumb piano.) But it was the last Sunday dinner of the year, and we were nine... No regrets, but next time I'll make a point to keep it simple and single, too.